(May 1936)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1936
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.
Editing
William Cook ?

Issue Notes

All stories in #1 and #2 are taken from DC's inventory.
Indicia:
The Comics Magazine is published monthly by Comics Magazine Company, Inc., 1723 West 74th Street, Chicago, Ill. Editorial Offices 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at post office, Chicago, Ill., under the Act of March 3rd, 1879. Subscription price: One (1) Year, 12 issues, in the United States and its Possessions, $1.00. Single Copies, 10 cents (in Canada, 15 c).

The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited drawings or manuscripts but will exercise all care in handling same. Drawings and manuscripts, in order to receive consideration, must be accompanied by sufficient postage to insure their return to owner. This magazine printed in U.S.A. and entire contents copyrighted 1936 by Comics Magazine Co., Inc. For Advertising Rates, address William J. Delaney, Eastern Representative. 420 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y., or T. W. Farrell, Western Representative. 180 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Readers will please address all correspondence and subscriptions to the magazine at 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vin Sullivan
Inks
Vin Sullivan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

Baseball cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Funny Pages (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
{various artists}
Inks
{various artists}
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The indicia takes up a full page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Chikko Chakko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellis Edwards
Pencils
Ellis Edwards
Inks
Ellis Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, No Pepi! He is my last rooster!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Strip borrowed from More Fun Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Mystic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An entire city freezes with terror...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Mystic [Dr. Occult]; Zator (introduction); Koth (introduction)
Synopsis
Zator appears to attack the city but only to attract Dr. Mystic's attention. He has come to bring Dr. Mystic through the spirit world to the Seven, but they are attacked by Koth on the way.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from More Fun Comics. First installment of the Super Dr. Occult story line that continues in More Fun Comics #14. Synopsis and other updates added by Henry Andrews (2009-04-16).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Koko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
M. MacIntyre
Pencils
M. MacIntyre
Inks
M. MacIntyre
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Way deep in the jungles of Africa...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dickie Duck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon
Pencils
Matt Curzon
Inks
Matt Curzon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why are you cryin' Stumpy
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Skinny Shaner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara
Inks
Tom McNamara
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder if I could feel twice as happy...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Big Sid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall
Inks
Stan Randall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Gov!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
W. M. Allison
Pencils
W. M. Allison
Inks
W. M. Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Children Lost
Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics, Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
W. M. Allison
Pencils
W. M. Allison
Inks
W. M. Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Bill, with his Rangers hightails for Antelope Gap...
Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

borrowed from New Comics, Capt Jim of the Texas Rangers

Behind the Curtain (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Wallace Kirk
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Cap'n Tripe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well! Mr. Boneface what is it?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Porkchops 'n' Gravy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Gravy -- Come on and git up...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

My Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara
Inks
Tom McNamara
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me see now!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

t'Aint So! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffinwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffinwell
Inks
R. G. Leffinwell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On my annual trip to the great Southwest...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from It's A Dern Lie in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Stamp Collectors / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Prof. Phillip Pace
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Junior Library / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frances Hope
Letters
typeset

Ridin' Point (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. M. Allison (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Magic Hand (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
"Presto" Merritt
Letters
typeset

[Here It Is] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Walter Tetley / illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of the few really great child actors ...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Major Lord / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Palmer
Pencils
Palmer
Inks
Palmer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his first-flight Frederick Lord landed in Houston, Texas...
Genre
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Skipper Ham Shanks / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Patterson
Pencils
John Patterson
Inks
John Patterson
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Skipper Ham Shanks and his pal, Poss Fash...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Skipper Hicks in New Fun Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Evidence Eddy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffinwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffinwell
Inks
R. G. Leffinwell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pull the shade down Watchum...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Sir Loin Of Beef in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Alfy Elephant / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall
Inks
Stan Randall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No more excuses!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Shocky plus Gus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall
Inks
Stan Randall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do ya wanna go over to th' lumber yard with brother?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Learn Cartooning / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Patterson
Pencils
John Patterson
Inks
John Patterson
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Crossword Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stanley Ashworth
Pencils
Stanley Ashworth
Inks
Stanley Ashworth
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Aeronautical Advisory Service / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Captain Raymond Clark
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Captain Clark answers questions on Aeronautics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Black Lagoon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say Bill I'm fed up!
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Castaway Island in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Stubbie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Clyde
Pencils
Don Clyde
Inks
Don Clyde
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter Stubbie?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Time travel-humor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I saw stars...

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Freddie Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon
Pencils
Matt Curzon
Inks
Matt Curzon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wham!

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Spunk Hazard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall
Inks
Stan Randall
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want my rent now or there'll be trouble, Mr. Spunk.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Pages are printed in reverse order.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

J Worthington Blimp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey--whut's thet?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Prof. Nertz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Patterson
Pencils
John Patterson
Inks
John Patterson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Nertz can invent almost anything.
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Prof. Nertz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Patterson
Pencils
John Patterson
Inks
John Patterson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Prof!
Genre
humor

Back to Nature with Cannonball Jones (Table of Contents: 38)

Cannonball Jones / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Time Waits for No Man / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Stan Randall (credited)
Pencils
Stan Randall (credited)
Inks
Stan Randall (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I believe that's Eggy over on th' dock!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Factory to You] (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Look for the coupon in this magazine"]
  3. 2. The Funny Pages
  4. 3. ["No, No Pepi! He is my last rooster!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  5. 4. ["An entire city freezes with terror..."]
    Dr. Mystic
  6. 5. ["Way deep in the jungles of Africa..."]
    Koko
  7. 6. ["Why are you cryin' Stumpy"]
    Dickie Duck
  8. 7. ["I wonder if I could feel twice as happy..."]
    Skinny Shaner
  9. 8. ["Hey Gov!"]
    Big Sid
  10. 9. ["Children Lost"]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  11. 10. ["Captain Bill, with his Rangers hightails for Antelope Gap..."]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  12. 11. Behind the Curtain
  13. 12. ["Well! Mr. Boneface what is it?"]
    Cap'n Tripe
  14. 13. ["Hey, Gravy -- Come on and git up..."]
    Porkchops 'n' Gravy
  15. 14. ["Let me see now!"]
    My Grandpa
  16. 15. ["On my annual trip to the great Southwest..."]
    t'Aint So!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stamp Collectors
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Library
  19. 18. Ridin' Point
  20. 19. The Magic Hand
  21. 20. [Here It Is]
  22. 21. ["One of the few really great child actors ..."]
    Walter Tetley
  23. 22. ["In his first-flight Frederick Lord landed in Houston, Texas..."]
    Major Lord
  24. 23. ["Skipper Ham Shanks and his pal, Poss Fash..."]
    Skipper Ham Shanks
  25. 24. ["Pull the shade down Watchum..."]
    Evidence Eddy
  26. 25. ["No more excuses!"]
    Alfy Elephant
  27. 26. ["Do ya wanna go over to th' lumber yard with brother?"]
    Shocky plus Gus
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Learn Cartooning
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Crossword Puzzle
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Aeronautical Advisory Service
  31. 30. ["Say Bill I'm fed up!"]
    Black Lagoon
  32. 31. ["What's the matter Stubbie?"]
    Stubbie
  33. 32. ["I saw stars..."]
    The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed
  34. 33. ["Wham!"]
    Freddie Bell
  35. 34. ["I want my rent now or there'll be trouble, Mr. Spunk."]
    Spunk Hazard
  36. 35. ["Hey--whut's thet?"]
    J Worthington Blimp
  37. 36. ["Professor Nertz can invent almost anything."]
    Prof. Nertz
  38. 37. ["Hello Prof!"]
    Prof. Nertz
  39. 38. Back to Nature with Cannonball Jones
    Cannonball Jones
  40. 39. ["I believe that's Eggy over on th' dock!"]
    Time Waits for No Man
  41. 40. ["Boys! Here's a magazine that you should read ..."]
  42. 41. [Factory to You]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin